Big Talk


Hi Everyone!

Thank you to everyone who attended the workshop on Assessment, I hope you all found it useful, and that you enjoyed looking through your child’s learning journal.  The journals are available for you to look through at any time, please just ask a member of staff.  You can also add to your child’s journal; WOW sheets are available if you want to share any proud moments or achievements your child has at home. (They are hung on the wall in the cloakroom area – please feel free to help yourself.)

Well done to those children who completed their homework last week, we had some great homework returned.  Isabella C was able to tell us about how long her swimming lesson lasted and how long it took her to do some lovely paintings.  She even wrote the homework out herself!  Well Done Isabella!  Layla F did some beautiful writing too about how long it took her to brush her teeth!  I bet they are lovely and shiny now! Both children will have a ‘dip in the box’.

The children have enjoyed dressing up warm and playing in the Explorer’s tent.  Next week we will be reading the story ‘A Snowy Day’ by Nick Butterworth (A Percy the Park Keeper story).

Our readers of the week this week were Esme and Seren!  Well done to both those children.

In maths this week we have really enjoyed reading the book ‘One is a snail, Ten is a crab’ and the children have enjoyed counting in 10’s.  We will be continuing with this next week.

We will also be carrying out some investigations on ice…watch this space to see what we discover!!!  For homework it would be great if you could find out how to make ice (it could be an ice-lolly).  Let us know how you go on!

Have a lovely weekend and thank you all as usual for your continued support.

The Reception Team

5W class assembly

On Friday 19th of January we had our class assembly and it was all about the Elizabethan age where Queen Elizabeth reigned on the throne for 40 YEARS! In our assembly we had different stages the William Shakespeare times the sir Francis drake times we also played Tudor take me out and I was paddy mugginess also we had auditions in the globe theater. Then we invited parents back for tea and toast and to show off our books.

Noah J

5Ws school play

On Friday 19 January 5W performed a Tudor play for our class assembly.

We learned all about Queen Elizabeth 1 when she was on the throne with her privy council, we also learned about Sir Francis Drake and we also learned about William Shakespeare. We performed a short play to show what we had learnt to our grown ups.


Hope 5W

Joshua 4D Water Experiment

Watch Joshua’s amazing scientific experiment with his fabulous assistant Amber!

Rivers of the world

Our topic in year 4 at the minute is about water of the world, we are learning about rivers around the world. We have learnt the The River Nile in Egypt is the longest river in the world and The Amazon River is the second longest. Me and Layla are doing a project on The River Murray in Sydney Australia, it is 2,508 kilometres long and about 3 metres deep but in some places where there are deep pools or holes it can be 6-8 metres deep. We have only just strarted this project and I am enjoying  it and looking forward to learning more.


By Jessica 4M

Year 3 – Spring Term

There are lots of exciting dates for this half term:
18th January – Film Night
24th January – Young Voices
6th February – Year 3 & 4 Talent Auditions
7th February – Year 5 & 6 Talent Auditions
13th February – Spelling & Grammar Workshop
14th February – Valentine’s Disco
16th February – Excellent Citizen Assembly
And remember, school closes at 3:30pm on the 16th February.

Curriculum news:
Spring 1

Strand Objective summary
Number & place value
Mental addition & subtraction
Problem solving, reasoning & algebra
Rehearse place value in 3-digit numbers, order them on a number line and find a number in between; compare number sentences; solve additions and subtractions using place value; multiply and divide by 10 (whole number answers); count in steps of 10, 50 and 100.


Mental addition & subtraction
Mental multiplication & division
Problem solving, reasoning & algebra
Add pairs of 2-digit numbers using partitioning (crossing 10s, 100 or both) and then extend to add two 3-digit numbers (not crossing 1000); recognise and sort multiples of 2, 3, 4, 5, and 10; double the 4 times-table to find the 8 times-table; derive division facts for the 8 times-table; multiply and divide by 4 by doubling or halving twice.


Fractions, ratio & proportion
Problem solving, reasoning & algebra
Identify 1/2s, 1/3s, 1/4,s 1/6s, and 1/8s; realise how many of each make a whole; find equivalent fractions; place fractions on a 0 to 1 line; find fractions of amounts


Geometry: properties of shape
Geometry: position and direction
Recognise right angles and know they are 90°; understand angles are measured in degrees; recognise ° as the symbol for the measurement of degrees; name and list simple properties of 2D shapes; begin to understand and use the term perimeter to mean the length/distance around the edge (border) of a 2D shape; begin to calculate using a ruler; know a right angle is a quarter turn; know 360° is a full turn; begin to understand angles and identify size of angles in relation to 90°


Number & place value
Mental addition & subtraction
Place 3-digit numbers on empty 100 number lines; begin to place 3-digit numbers on 0-1000 landmarked and empty number lines; round 3-digit numbers to the nearest ten and to the nearest hundred; use counting up as a strategy to perform mental subtraction (Frog); subtract pounds and pence from five pounds; use counting up as a strategy to perform mental subtraction of amounts of money; subtract pounds and pence from ten pounds.


Featured text: The Magic and The Mummy by Terry Deary
We will be writing an adventure story using this text as a stimulus.
Also in year 3 we will be writing non-chronological reports about the Ancient Egyptians.

Science: Movement & Feeding

In this unit children will learn that animals including humans need the right types and amounts of nutrition to thrive and grow, and that eating the wrong types and amounts can lead to health problems. They will identify that we cannot make our own food and that we need to eat a varied diet including meat and fish, beans and lentils, fats, starchy foods, fruit and vegetables. They will construct a balanced food plate and describe what happens if we don’t eat a balanced diet. Children will identify that animals have different dietary requirements and some foods that humans eat may be poisonous to animals. They will also explain the role of the muscles and skeleton and describe what would happen if we didn’t have a skeleton.
Working Scientifically, children will identify similarities and differences between themselves and other children, and look for patterns between physical attributes and ability to perform tasks. They will work in groups to raise a question to investigate e.g. can children with longer legs jump further? They will carry out pattern-seeking investigations, take results and construct scatter graphs. They will use evidence to answer questions and draw simple conclusions.
Topic: Ancient Egypt
The children in year 3 will be studying all about Ancient Egypt. They will use various research methods to answer their own questions about the pyramids, mummification and hieroglyphics.
Music: Brass
On a Wednesday afternoon the children will have brass lessons.
PHSE: Jigsaw: Dreams & Aspirations

Take Away Homework: a menu of homework activities linked to our Topic – Ancient Egypt. A copy is stuck inside your homework book. Homework can be presented in any way the children wish, so if they have published something using an iPad, tablet or computer please email it to us!

F.A.O Miss Pinington or Mrs Paton to admin@corrie.tameside.sch.

 REMEMBER: one good piece of homework needs to be completed each week and handed in by each Wednesday to achieve GREEN for Homework in your Assertive Mentoring

Home Reading: Reading a school book is part of your homework. Reading books are changed or checked every Wednesday but will be changed on other days if a book has been completed. You are expected to complete a book or two per week for shorter books and one per week for longer reads. When you move to much longer off scheme books read several pages your book at least twice a week. Always complete any comprehension or activity sheets given with your book before you ask for your book changed.

REMEMBER: your reading diary must be signed by your grown up at home to show you have read AT LEAST twice in a week at home. Reading Books and Diaries need to handed in by each Wednesday to achieve GREEN for Home Reading in your Assertive Mentoring

Want more?

You all have an ACTIVE LEARN and Times Tables Rockstar login for other Maths activities, games and multiplication facts practise to enjoy at home online. Please ask an adult to see your teacher for a replacement card if you lose or forget your login. Web links:

 You will need to regularly revise the year 2 spelling list and learn the Year 3 spelling lists.

Practising Spellings At Home

English – instructions

1H has really enjoyed learning how to write instructions this week.

We have followed a treasure map and then wrote our own instructions for a treasure map.

We finished the week off by following instructions to make fruit pizzas and pirates hat, take a look what we did.